property market

Proportion of homes bought with cash hits a record low as investors and downsizers steer clear

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | News

The proportion of homes in England and Wales bought with cash fell by nearly a third in the first half of the year – the lowest level on record, new research has revealed.

Are you a 'pension pot' landlord or an 'accidental' landlord? Nearly half of buy to let owners use property to fund retirement

Friday, 12 October 2018 | News

Nearly half of buy to let (BTL) homeowners are ‘pension pot landlords’ according to estate agent Your Move.

House prices drop by £4,000 on average in a month in the sharpest fall since April, says Halifax

Friday, 05 October 2018 | News

UK house prices fell unexpectedly in September, while annual growth also slowed to a three-month low, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

These jobs face a 100-year wait to buy a home

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 | News

Workers on lower incomes could face a wait of more than 100 years before their dreams of home ownership become a reality, according to Housesimple.

Asking prices 'soften' as sellers aim for Christmas move

Thursday, 23 August 2018 | News

New sellers on the market are being more realistic about their prices, according to latest figures from Rightmove.

Bricks and mortar or property shares: which is right for your portfolio?

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 | Article

The Investment Association (IA) will split its property sector in two this September. It’s not exactly a defining moment in history, but it is a helpful one for investors.

Ban gazumping: 'housing market in need of reform'

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 | News

More than half of households (55%) want to see gazumping banned, according to research into the housing reforms Brits would like the government to introduce.

Surveyors slam report of property prices being 'down valued'

Monday, 23 July 2018 | News

Reports of homebuyers being caught out with supposed ‘down valuations’ are “questionable” according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Could you win a home? The pros and cons of property raffles

Friday, 20 July 2018 | Article

House ‘raffles’ are an increasingly popular way to ‘sell’ a property and offer some people their only chance of homeownership. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? Moneywise finds out

House prices failing to sizzle this summer

Thursday, 19 July 2018 | News

It’s the summer season and with soaring temperatures it’s not surprising that house buying and selling is not a priority for many people.